The overcast and rainy weather did not dissuade 50 volunteers from boarding TRILOGY I and heading out across the channel to Manele Bay. On the journey over to Lana’i, we were lucky to encounter a pod of spinner dolphins.
Captain Gary got a phone call from our agent Tina saying the hurricane is going to hit Costa Rica. So our plans changed and Captain Gary told us we would not be leaving until Friday. Captain Seth and I decided to get a turkey and celebrate Thanksgiving in Panama on TRILOGY III.
One hundred and two hours: the amount of time it took to travel from the dock in Christiansted to the dock at Shelter Bay Marina in Colon, Panama. Captain Gary split the nearly five day crossing into watches. Each watch was covered by two of the five on board, so you had better learn how to get some really good sleep in four hours!
It’s finally time to break in the new boat, hopefully without any actual breaking. We’ve been stuck on a dock in Salt River for the past week, actually the boat has been stuck there while the crew and I have been staying at a large Mediterranean villa overlooking the ocean. Nonetheless, we were really excited to get out and do some sea trials and take a break from covering our bodies in mosquito repellant.
Since this is a Trilogy delivery, food is going to be the most important thing. OF COURSE we are going to make fresh Mamma Coon's Cinnamon Buns every morning for breakfast and yokisoba noodles for lunch....